Charles Klahm

Charles Klahm

Associate Professor


Department of Criminal Justice

Wayne State University

656 Walter Reuther Mall

Room 3253 FAB

Detroit, MI 48202

Curriculum vitae

Charles Klahm


Criminal Justice

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Police decision-making
    Police use of force
    Media and crime
    Police hiring and selection processes
    Community perceptions of police


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Criminal Justice, June 2009
  • B.S., Northern Kentucky University, Sociology, December 2001

Selected publications

Klahm, Charles, Benjamin Steiner, and Benjamin Meade. (2017). Assessing the Relationship Between Police Use of Force and Inmate Offending (rule violations). Crime & Delinquency, 63(3), 267-295.

Wu, Yuning, Charles Klahm, and Nada Atoui. (in press). Fear of Crime among Arab Americans in a Culture of Fear. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Klahm, Charles and Rob Tillyer. (2015). Rethinking the measurement of officer experience and its role in traffic stop searches. Police Quarterly, 18(4), 343-367.

Donovan, Kathleen and Charles Klahm (2015). The Role of Entertainment Media in Perceptions of Police Use of Force. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42(12), 1261-1281.

Currently teaching

  • CRJ 3800 - Criminological Theories (Learning Community)

    CRJ 7230 - Policing and Society

Courses taught

CRJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ 3120 - Politics of the Criminal Justice Process

CRJ 3200 - Policing and Society

CRJ 3800 - Criminological Theories

CRJ 7230 - Policing and Society